Author Archives: Katlin Jackson

Conservation via Facebook

In Hong Kong there is an abundance of buildings, concrete, and neon flashy lights.  It is a case study in extreme urbanism.   In order to care about our planet, the environment, and a sustainable built environment, one has to know … Continue reading

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Night Retail

Over the past few days, we have enjoyed pondering the question “Would I like to live in Hong Kong?”.  Although the public transit is superbly fantastic, the green hillsides are beautiful, and there are is the potential for daily helpings … Continue reading

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Resiliency . . . ?

I had been wondering about the resiliency of Hong Kong.  Especially in light of recent natural disasters, it is important to be aware of how resilient a city is to extreme change, natural or otherwise. The thought of Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Financially Sustainable Public Transit

Hong Kong is truly a multi-modal city.  People traverse the city via Mass Transit Rail (MTR), bus, taxis, cars, and of course, on foot.  Our group of 7 has found it surprisingly easy to navigate Hong Kong while running from … Continue reading

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Community

Our first day in Hong Kong included a visit to the Hong Kong Public Housing Authority (PHA) headquarters, followed by a tour of one of their housing estates.  30-40% of the population lives in public housing, there is a 2-3 … Continue reading

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Study Trip Final Vote!

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Study Trip Destination- Final Vote!

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